Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Luke 20:19-24:53, 2 Timothy 1:9-4:22

Does Paul know of his future martyrdom? He writes about "being poured out as a drink offering." Even Jesus questions his future martyrdom, asking if it was necessary. It is tough to know and go willingly.

Luke 14:15-20:18, 1 Timothy 3:10-6:21, 2 Timothy 1:1-8

Adam was not deceived like Eve. Adam ate because he wanted to fail with his wife. That does not absolve him, but shows the strength of love.

Luke 9:43-14:14, 2 Thessalonians 3:3-18, 1 Timothy 1:1-3:9

In Luke, the Apostles show that they are afraid to ask questions at times. This includes when Jesus tells them that he will be delivered into the hands of men. We should not be afraid to ask questions.

This world is losing people capable of being ministers according to the restrictions on who can be officers in the Church. Even evangelicals are divorced in 50% of marriages. So it goes.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Luke 5:25-9:42, 1 Thessalonians 4:2-5:28, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-3:2

In 2 Thess. 2:15, we are taught to live by the counsel of word of mouth and letter. These letters have become books of the Bible and this may or may not be totally wise any longer. It depends on where you base your belief.

Luke 1:1-5:24, Colossians 3:16-4:18, 1 Thessalonians 1:1-4:1

Jesus' three temptations: Jesus was tempted because He knew this to be one incident where he would gain the world. He would also be saved from his future Cross, which hung over him his whole life.

As it is Valentine's Day, women are taught to respect their husbands and husbands to love their wives. This goes back to the Curse of Genesis 3. There is much wisdom between this passage and Genesis 3's curse.

Colossians 1:1-3:15

Some unbelievers believe that it is best to wait until the last possible moment to become close to God. This is illogical. First, one does not know their date with the Judge. Second, we earn rewards and gain fruit as long as we know the truth. Putting it off minimizes this.

Philippians 2:13-4:23

Do your work on earth without grumbling. The worst Cross has been taken from you.

Mark 13:30-16:20, Ephesians 6:1-24, Philippians 1:1-2:12

Sorry about the absence of posts over the last few. I went to DC with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and had some issues with hotels charging for internet.

The Apostles had every reason to believe Jesus would return during their lifetimes. I believe a generation here has meanings we on earth do not recognize. Maybe something similar to Dispensation.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Mark 10:17-13:29, Ephesians 2:21-5:33

This passage speaks of the inevitability of going to eternal life without Jesus.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Mark 7:24b-10:16, Galatians 5:20-6:18, Ephesians 1:1-2:20

Ministering to the Hebrews did less good than the crumbs that fell to the Gentiles. Yet, because they failed to be ministered to, the Gentiles receive the Gospel.

Innocence towards Heaven to see yourself blameless.

Mark 4:24-7:24a, Galatians 2:20-5:19

If you measure by a harsh standard in life, you will be measured by the same harsh standard. Judge lightly.

The way to be away from the law is to let the Spirit judge

Mark 1:1-4:23, 2 Corinthians 13:2-13, Galatians 1:1-2:19

It is better to be in our situation than it is to be the Apostles, who believe by seeing. We believe and cannot see.

2 Corinthians 10:11-13:1

Paul talks about being nearly killed for Christ several times. We must be willing to go but one lash further and die.

2 Corinthians 7:3-10:10

The weapons we use as Christians are not very powerful and should be used sparingly.

Matthew 24:27-28:20, 2 Corinthians 2:12-7:2

While sharing is good, do not be the one to give your salvation away to another. Share the gospel, but do not lose sight of Home.

I believe 2 Corinthians 6:2 is talking about the crossing time between two ages. I need to read more on this.

Matthew 19:1-24:26, 1 Corinthians 15:55-16:24, 2 Corinthians 1:1-2:11

Marriage is good, divorce is worse, and staying single for Christ is better.

As with children, it is always better to be innocent. If you can't then marry.

Jesus never fell into a trap. Learn body language and to read faces.

Sorry about the late posts. I have been on vacation to Disneyland with my family.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Matthew 12:38-18:35, 1 Corinthians 14:24-15:54

I know not whether we will be judged for our merits or our pitfalls.

Matthew 18:10-11 speaks of a pre-existence or Guardian angels like Catholicism.

Matthew 7:19-12:38, 1 Corinthians 11:21-14:24

More of Jesus' command of the supernatural is covered here.

On tongues: Every gift is seen as the same. There is no prevalence to those who speak in tongues.

Matthew 1:1-7:18, 1 Corinthians 8:7-11:20

I believe I spoke about the differences in Matthew with the record from Josephus and the other gospels. Josephus never spoke about the murder of infants. The issue of Quirinius makes someone wrong or Jesus was born ten years give or take from where we normally think.

I believe Jesus speaks about putting a hedge around the law and our code of ethics when he talks about removing the hand that offends you.

I do not wish to understand the articles I've read about head covering and pubic hair and what that all means.